Now into its fourteenth year, the annual Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk is a celebration of walking around Sydney Harbour in support of a cancer-free future.
It's a great day for the whole family or friends to step out and enjoy the harbourside and bushland surrounding Sydney Harbour.
Over 100,000 walkers have taken part in the Seven Bridges Walk over the past eleven years, and over $3.4 million has been raised for Cancer Council NSW. The event is a great way to see Sydney, benefit your health, join in a great community activity, and raise money for Cancer Council NSW.
To participate in the event register online prior to the day nominating your starting Village or pay on the day.
The Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk is an experience celebrating walking. The course is a 28km closed loop that travels clockwise through The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, ANZAC Bridge, Iron Cover Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge and Fig Tree Bridge.
The course and facilities will be open from 7.30am - 4.30pm on event day.
If you are attempting to complete the entire course, we strongly recommend that you start prior to 11am in order to finish before the 4.30pm course and Village closures.
Participants can register and start at any Village, where they can pick up their Event Guide, which includes a course map and official event wristband. There will be water stations at each Village for participants to fill up their own water bottles.
You are encouraged to fundraise and donate online or on event day at any of the seven Villages, to support the work of Cancer Council NSW.
Around the course participants will use existing pathways and will therefore need to abide by normal road rules. No special event clearways or road closures will be in place. All participants walk in a clockwise direction only, so as to ease congestion and make the walk safer for all.
Click here to preview the course map
A map will be provided on the day in your Event Guide.
There are three decision points along the way where the course splits and you have to choose which option you would like to walk:
- Decision point at Iron Cove Bridge
Choose to walk the path underneath both bridges, which leads (via stairs) to the historic Iron Cove Bridge. You will then join the normal route on the other side of the bridge on Victoria Road (Canada Bay). Or you can use the ramp leading to the newer Iron Cove Bridge (accessible for prams & wheelchairs) and join the normal route on the other side of the bridge on Victoria Road (Canada Bay).
- Decision point at Riverview Street/ Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview
Choose to take the bushwalk track through Tambourine Bay Reserve (mobility restricted) or continue along the footpath via Flaumont Avenue and Carranya Road to Warraroon Road (accessible). The bush track is approximately 300m longer.
- Decision point at Lane Cove Village
Choose to take the bushwalk track through Gore Creek Reserve (mobility restricted) or continue along the footpath by crossing Northwood Road onto River Road, following course signs to re-join with the bushwalk route at Gore Street (accessible). Both routes are approximately the same distance.
There will be six Villages around the course that participants must pass through to complete the walk. Each of the Villages will provide information, registration, first aid, water and toilets plus food, refreshments, and entertainment. You can have your Event Guide stamped at each Village.
The locations for the Villages are clearly marked on the course map:
- Milsons Point Village - Burton Street, Corner of Alfred Street and Burton Street
- Pyrmont Village - Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Road, opposite The Star
- Rozelle Village - King George Park, Manning Street, near Rozelle Hospital
- Hunters Hill Village - Hunters Hill Scout Hall, Durham Street, near the Church Street overpass on Burns Bay Road
- Lane Cove Village - Blaxlands Corner - Central Park, William Edward Street and Kenneth Street
- Wollstonecraft Village - Brennan Park, Hazelbank Street and King Street
Toilet and water facilities in between Villages are marked on the course map.